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Encyclopedia > WSOU
89.5FM WSOU
Broadcast area South Orange, New Jersey
Slogan "The Loudest Rock"
First air date 1948
Frequency 89.5 (MHz) Also on HD Radio
Format Modern Active Rock
Power 2,400 watts
Class A
Owner Seton Hall University
Website http://www.wsou.net

WSOU is a non-commercial, college radio station, located at 89.5 MHz FM. The station broadcasts from the campus of Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ. It is a student-run station with General Manager Mark Maben at the helm as a full time faculty member. WSOU currently broadcasts in HD-RADIO. Image File history File links WSOU.png Summary The Logo For WSOU-FMs 89. ... South Orange is a township located in Essex County, New Jersey. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... FreQuency is a music video game developed by Harmonix and published by SCEI. It was released in November 2001. ... MegaHertz (MHz) is the name given to one million (106) Hertz, a measure of frequency. ... HD Radio is an in-band on-channel (IBOC) digital radio system created by iBiquity for broadcasting via existing FM and AM radio stations. ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... Nominal power is a measurement of a mediumwave radio stations output used in the United States. ... The watt (symbol: W) is the SI derived unit of power, equal to one joule per second. ... This is the list of broadcast station classes. ... “Seton Hall” redirects here. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... “Seton Hall” redirects here. ... Map of South Orange Village in Essex County South Orange is a village in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ...

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Programming

The station currently broadcasts a modern/active rock format, featuring heavy metal, punk, emo, ska, alternative, hardcore and post-hardcore, and other types of rock-based music. WSOU was one of the first radio stations to bring punk rock onto the airwaives in 1978 when DJ's like Marty Byke and Daniel Martin Cooney played artists such as Arthur Comix, The Damned, The Saints, Crass, The Ramones and Johnny Thunders. Heavy metal (sometimes referred to simply as metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Emo is a genre of rock music. ... Ska (pron. ... The term alternative rock or alternative music1 was coined in the early 1980s to describe bands which didnt fit into the mainstream genres of the time. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Post-hardcore; this specific genre was created by others as a sourse to relaese the emotion that builds inside, making the music intimate and touching to listeners. ... The Damned are a punk rock and later gothic rock band formed in London, England in 1976. ... The Saints are an influential Australian rock and roll band, formed in Brisbane in 1972 (see 1972 in music). ... Crass was an influential English anarchist punk rock band. ... The Ramones (L-R, Johnny, Tommy, Joey, Dee Dee) on the cover of their debut self-titled album (1976), cementing their place at the dawn of the punk movement. ... Johnny Thunders, born John Anthony Genzale, Jr (July 15, 1952 - April 23, 1991), was a rock and roll guitarist and singer, first with the New York Dolls, the proto-punk glam rockers of the early 70s. ...


Some of the specialty shows WSOU hosts are Pirated Advance, a show where a new album is played in its entirety prior to release, Club Sessions (dance, club mix), Over Ya Head (hip-hop), Blurred Visions, Campus Buzz (indie, college rock, & alternative), Punk University (punk and hardcore), Vintage 80's, That "Other" 70s Show, Under the Stars (Scene Music), No Man's Land (Female Fronted Artists) and Street Patrol which plays unsigned, underground artists from the area. In Fall 2005, Out of Babylon was added to its programming, bringing Christian music on the airwaves of WSOU. University President Msgr. Robert Sheeran was one of the show's first guests. The Specialty Show Over Ya Head is currently no longer aired. Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... College rock was a term used in the USA to describe 1980s alternative rock before the term alternative came into common usage. ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...


On Saturday mornings and on Sundays, community shows are broadcast, including the Irish Celtic Heritage Hour with Joe Brennan Vogel, the Armenian Hour with Vartan Abdo, the Arab Caravan, the Pirate News Desk and the long-running Polish Polka Party. In addition, WSOU features broadcasts of Seton Hall sports such as soccer, basketball and baseball. One of the popular and long-running shows on WSOU is Hall Line, a call-in show after each men's basketball broadcast. Also on Sundays are the weekly sports shows, From The Stands and Pirate Primetime. Another new addition to WSOU is their new "celebrity gossip" show, Paparazzi Radio. Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a 10-foot high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... This article is about the sport. ...


For the summer of 2007, WSOU has entered into an agreement with the Newark Bears of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. WSOU will broadcast all Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday games throughout the season, as well as all playoff games. The Newark Bears are an Atlantic League team based in Newark, New Jersey. ... The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, based in Camden, New Jersey, is a professional, independent baseball organization located in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States, especially the greater metropolitan areas of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. It operates in cities not served by Major or Minor...


History

Throughout the 1980's and 1990's, hard rock was WSOU's signature format. The popularity of this style of music during that time made WSOU the nation's most listened to college radio station.[citation needed] The careers of such acts as Anthrax, Metallica, Megadeth, Guns N' Roses, Biohazard, as well as Mucky Pup, Carnivore, Crisis, Candiria, Hatebreed and others were either launched on, or expanded by, the exposure gained by having their songs played in the NYC market.[citation needed] Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... Megadeth is an American heavy metal band led by founder, frontman, and songwriter Dave Mustaine. ... Guns N Roses (abbreviated as GNR) is a nine-piece American hard rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. ... Biohazard was a band originally based out of Brooklyn, New York. ... The band was started in 1985-86 by Dan Nastasi (guitar), John Milnes (drums), Chris Milnes (vocals), and friend Scott LePage (bass). ... Carnivore in 1985 Carnivore was a thrash metal band formed by Peter Steele (later of Type O Negative fame), and was formed out of the ruins of the Brooklyn hard rock group Fallout. ... Candiria are a hardcore band from Brooklyn, New York. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... New York, New York redirects here. ...


In January 2002, WSOU was forced by Seton Hall University to alter their heavy metal format, citing the lyrics of the metal genre had become "inconsistent" with the mission of the faith-based school. They still played rock, but bands such as Slayer and Celtic Frost needed to be taken out of rotation. With the cooperation of the school, WSOU is now able to play heavier music again, however some of it is only allowed at night. “Seton Hall” redirects here. ... Slayer is an American thrash metal band founded by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. ... Celtic Frost is a highly influential extreme metal band from Zürich, Switzerland, best known for their influence on the thrash, black, doom and death metal genres. ...


On July 12th, 2006, Newsday reported an ugly chapter in WSOU's history: "A former director of Seton Hall University's radio station admitted embezzling more than $550,000 over a 13-year period, and faces five years in prison. Michael Collazo pleaded guilty to theft. Collazo's scheme involved embezzling more than $236,000 in underwriting money, and the unauthorized leasing of WSOU's two radio sub-frequencies. The scheme ran from 1991 until 2004, when Collazo was fired." Newsday is a daily tabloid-size newspaper that primarily serves Long Island and the New York City borough of Queens, although it is sold throughout the New York City metropolitan area. ...


Famous alumni

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  Results from FactBites:
 
WSOU-FM - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (581 words)
WSOU is a non-commercial, college radio station, located at 89.5 MHz FM.
WSOU was one of the fist radio stations to bring punk rock onto the airwaives in 1978 when they played artists such as Arthur Comix, The Damned, The Saints, Crass, The Ramones and Johnny Thunders.
In January 2002, WSOU was forced by Seton Hall University to alter their heavy metal format, citing the lyrics of the metal genre had become "inconsistent" with the mission of the faith-based school.
WSOU-FM at AllExperts (607 words)
WSOU is one of the nation's leading college radio stations, winning numerous awards since their inception in 1948, including the Peabody Award in 1975 for the program "Land of Poetry," hosted by Dee Coyne and produced by Joe Caroselli.
In January 2002, WSOU was forced by Seton Hall University to change their heavy metal format, citing the lyrics of the metal genre had become "inconsistent" with the mission of the faith-based school.
When rival WFNY (Formally WXRK) reverted to an all-talk format on January 3rd, 2006, WSOU and WDHA (a rock station technically in the Morris County, NJ market) were the only rock radio stations in the nation's number one media market.
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